The team's good performance continued throughout the season and was capped with a victory in the final race of the season at Estoril, in Portugal. The 28-year-old finished runner-up in the Formula E standings last season for Mercedes and will now return to the WEC in an Oreca 07 entered by JOTA Sport in the LMP2 category. “I’m super happy to be back in the WEC with JOTA and racing with Roberto and Anthony once again,” said da Costa, who drove for BMW’s factory GTE-Pro squad in 2018-19. For Rounds 2 and 3 of the FIA WEC season, the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and 24 Hours of Le Mans respectively, Jake Dennis replaced Tincknell. You'll have no problems with them. Please login or register. [7] In the Le Mans 24 Hours they finished seventh in class with the Zytek, which was thirteenth overall. Jota Sport, an English car racing team; Jamboree on the Air (JOTA), an international amateur radio event in the Boy Scouts; Lamborghini Diablo SE30 Jota, a circuit racing version of the Lamborghini Diablo 30th anniversary edition; Lamborghini Miura P400 Jota, a model of the Lamborghini Miura; Mazda Jota MX-5 GT, a model of the Mazda MX-5; Jota Aviation, a British airline; People. Duration : 02:37 : Posted : Jan 15, 2021 : Series : WEC : Teams : Toyota Gazoo Racing WEC: Be first to get breaking news. [10], Dolan has claimed that requiring people to wear masks is a step toward authoritarianism, tweeting, 'Unless you make a stand, you will be wearing a mask for the rest of your life. Founded as Team Jota by Sam Hignett and John Stack, Jota Sport is part of the Jota Group which is owned by Sam Hignett and David Clark. JOTA will return to a two car squad for the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship and have announced both cars driver line-ups.. [4], Dolan's first major business was SJD Accountancy. The inside of a Jota was a complete racing car, following the prototype rules defined by the FIA. There was a legal duty to review the restrictions periodically and to end the restrictions if they were no longer necessary to achieve the aim of reducing the spread and the incidence of coronavirus. The quality of this trio is another great statement of intent from us all at JOTA. Dolan's interest in motor racing began in March 2007 when he started investing in Jota Sport, which he joined later in 2008 as driver.In 2010, Jota Sport signed a multi-year agreement to become an Aston Martin official partner team in motorsports. Jota Sport was commissioned by Mazda to create a GT4 version of the MX-5 to compete in the Britcar Dunlop Production GTN Championship. '[23] On 9 July, Dolan launched an appeal against the decision. The partnership had a simple vision; to create an airline initially for the purpose of providing aviation services to its sister company Jota Sport and to the Motorsport industry. This set had concluded in a third place finish in the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours. Jota Sport, the renowned racing division of the Jota Group, has become one of the most successful and dynamic endurance racing teams over the last decade. (ramblings) LaverdaForum. Following this hearing, the Speaker of the House Sir Lindsay Hoyle intervened in the case because it raises issues of ‘constitutional importance’[27], On 29 October 2020, Dolan was suspended from Twitter after he expressed concern about plans for Chinese involvement in the HS2 project and the building of 5G infrastructure. In addition to Hignett and Stack, Haruki Kurosawa, Gregor Fisken, Sam Hancock and Jason Tahincioglu drove for the team during the season. “We are really excited to confirm Sean, Tom and Stoffel’s programs for 2021 and are looking forward to challenging for wins and the LMP2 title,” said JOTA co-owner … [21] Car 38 claimed 10th place in Le Mans in 2018 and 7th in 2019. Jota returned to the European Le Mans Series with the LMP2 Zytek Z11SN Nissan and also competed at the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Spa-Francorchamps round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. [33], Dolan's autobiography How To Make Millions Without A Degree: And How to Get by Even If You Have One was published in 2010. The team owner and CEO of supermarket chain Jumbo had been involved in a Dutch team before, but he was clear from the start that he wanted to start something different: “This is my own team that I started and so it is Racing Team Nederland and not Racing Team Holland or Racing Team Jumbo or something. This year saw the introduction of the Jota Sport brand in partnership with Simon Dolan and Sam Hancock, with the team competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. Car 38 was driven by Ho-Pin Tung, Stephane Richelmi and Gabriel Aubry. Dolan's career highlight was 1st place in the LMP2 class at Le Mans in 2014 with Harry Tincknell and Oliver Turvey, who replaced Marc Gené after he was recalled to Team Joest Audi Sport LMP1 team following an accident in practice for Loic Duval. Competing on the global stage, Jota Sport can count upon many significant victories in one of the toughest and most challenging branches of motorsport. In 2018/2019 Jota competed, in partnership with Arden International, RP Motorsport, Jackie Chan DC Racing and Aston Martin in the FIA World Endurance Championship with two ORECA 07 LMP2 and in the Blancpain Endurance Series with two Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3 cars. JOTA co-owner David Clark said: “We are really excited to confirm Sean, Tom and Stoffel’s programmes for 2021 and are looking forward to challenging for wins and the LMP2 title. The team is based in the Kent countryside. Good to hear. [19] The proceedings were opposed by The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB). [19], In 2017, Jota Sport joined forces with Jackie Chan DC Racing to run two Oreca 07 LMP2 cars in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship. [15] It is a requirement for passengers to wear face masks on board Jota Aviation aircraft. The court criticised the Dolan and the other Appellants for taking two months to start their claim, rather than very promptly following the making of the Regulations in March 2020. 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'[20], In 2020, Dolan established activist group Keep Britain Free. The regulations would end after six months in any event. The IWGB stated on 4 June 2020, ' The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is applying to intervene in a High Court legal challenge brought by multi-millionaire Simon Dolan. They bought the company off John Fallon several years back now, when John decided to concentrate on selling bikes - John is 'Made in Italy Motorcycles'. The team continued in the European Le Mans Series with the LMP2 Zytek Z11SN Nissan with a class win at Silverstone and finishing third overall in the championship. Dolan's interest in motor racing began in March 2007 when he started investing in Jota Sport, which he joined later in 2008 as driver. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing begins a new era of endurance racing with the launch of its all-new GR010 HYBRID Le Mans Hypercar, which will compete in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). [36] In the book, Dolan offers advice to business owners and those considering starting their own business instead of going to university.[37][38]. '[11][12] Jota Aviation (of which Dolan is Director, Company Secretary[13] and a person with significant control[14]) has been delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) to the NHS. With Aston Martin, the team competed in the Le Mans Series with a V8 Vantage GT2 car in the GTE Pro class. [21] On 20 July 2020, Keep Britain Free organised a demonstration in London at which 'Some protesters waved placards referring to masks as "mind control" devices, while others were pictured promoting baseless conspiracy theories including the flat earth theory and a supposed link between 5G and Covid-19. A 3 UK owner car imported in 2016 by Mazda UK for their Heritage fleet and maintained by them at great expense over the last 4 years. In 2010, Jota Sport signed a multi-year agreement to become an Aston Martin official partner team in motorsports. Jota Sport is a world-class, professional motor racing organisation. Teaming up with Indonesia’s Sean Gelael, who has spent the last four years racing in Formula 2, and Tom Blomqvist, Vandoorne will also contest the Asian Le Mans Series. [41], Following a sponsorship deal with Russian energy company Gazprom, the team competed as G-Drive Racing for the 2016 European Le Mans Series following a transfer of naming rights. [3] According to The Sunday Times Rich List in 2020, Dolan is worth £200 million. Founded by former British Racing Driver and Team Principal of Red Bull Racing Christian Horner, and his father Garry Horner, Arden Motorsport promise and deliver race operations at the highest level. Several demonstrators wore masks to illustrate their opposition to face masks. ... well-known to us UK Ducrappi owners. [6] Dolan has invested in Global Moguls. Hancock drove for the team along with Phil Quaife and between them they achieved five pole positions and three race wins earning them a second-place finish in the championship. View the profiles of people named Jota Racing. Hancock and Dolan drove the car this season achieving third overall in the UK Speed Series and 24th overall in the V de V Championship. Team Jota continued with sportscar racing and ran the Corsa Motorsports LMP1 Zytek in the American Le Mans Series as well as the ex-Charouz Lola-Judd at the Le Mans 24 Hours with CytoSport (Muscle Milk). Join Facebook to connect with Jota Racing and others you may know. [39] Jota initially competed in an Aston Martin V8 Vantage at the 2010 24 Hours of Spa where the team won their class. [26], Dolan joined forces with wedding venue operator Cripps Barn Group Ltd to halt the Government's latest lockdown. Diogo Jota was not expected to trouble Liverpool's front three for a place in the team but he has become undroppable. [31], In January 2021, Dolan was a cosignatory[32] of an open letter to the FBI and MI5 titled 'The Chinese Communist Party’s Global Lockdown Fraud', alleging pro-China bias by international scientists and oficials. Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. According to team co-owner David Clarkjames, the new line-up is a statement of intent for the team’s 2021 plans. Again running two Oreca 07 LMP2 cars with Gibson Technology 4.2 V8 engines. Jota co-owner David Clark commented: "Continuity over the seasons is quite rare in endurance racing, so it is great to see Roberto, Anthony and Antonio back together again for the upcoming season with us here at Jota. Team Jota continued with sportscar racing and ran the Corsa Motorsports LMP1 Zytek in the American Le Mans Series as well as the ex-Charouz Lola-Judd at the Le Mans 24 Hours with CytoSport (Muscle Milk). Dolan made his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2011. The car driven by Greg Pickett, Klaus Graf and Jan Lammers was a non finisher due to engine failure. [11] Jota Sport ended the year with a third place in the European Le Mans Series, achieving a first, second and two third places during the Championship, as well as a first in class, ninth overall at the FIA World Endurance Championship race at Spa-Francorchamps. [34] It tells the story of how he built his empire after being expelled[35] from school. Dolan's country of residence is unknown. [5], Dolan began investing in new start-up companies via Twitter in 2010, initially offering a £5 million investment pot for successful business pitches on the social networking site, earning himself the nickname "Twitter Dragon". Next video. [3] In 2002, they bought an SR2 class Pilbeam to compete in the FIA Sportscar Championship, finishing second overall in the SR2 championship; their second year with the Pilbeam saw them finish third. JOTA co-owner David Clark said: “We are really excited to confirm Sean, Tom and Stoffel’s programmes for 2021 and are looking forward to challenging for wins and … He is out-performing, long-time target and Chelsea star Timo Werner. [30], On 1 December, it was ruled that the Government should not face a Judicial Review regarding the initial lockdown measures. [28] Dolan has claimed on Twitter, 'The US elections were rigged / There is no climate 'emergency' / The West should not have been shut down for COVID / I do believe all three are related though'. Johansson and Mowlem drove the Corsa Motorsports LMP1 Zytek in the American Le Mans Series again this year, their best result was a third place at Lime Rock. Car 37 took 8th place overall at Le Mans 24 Hours 2018 but failed to finish in the 2019 event due to a gear box problem. FAKENHAM ROBIN GOODFELLOW 12.55 Sawpit Sienna 1.25 … Jota ran the Mazda MX-5 GT4 in the British GT Championship in 2012, again with Ticehurst and Mildenhall driving with the best result of the season a third in class at Brands Hatch. There was no known cure and no vaccine. Click to subscribe. He said: "What has happened will undoubtedly help [climate change campaigns], because the world has become cleaner as industries have shut down." Will Stevens replaced Berthon for Round 3 of the 2016 FIA WEC Championship, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. That year the team competed at 24 Hours Nürburgring and Spa 24 Hours. [1] Jota Sport has finished on the overall podium of 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans with two Oreca in an alliance with Jackie Chan DC Racing. Lamborghini Miura Jota The most spectacular Lamborghini Miura ever was undeniably the Jota, it was the most ambitious project Bob Wallace ever built. Simon Dolan had his racing debut and first race win in April of this year at Snetterton in a Radical. [16], On 1 May 2020, Dolan started proceedings to challenge the UK Government's lockdown decision, suggesting the Government had acted illegally and disproportionately over the COVID-19 lockdown. Continuing on … [17] He began a crowdfunding campaign to fund the proposed action, writing on the crowdfunding page: "By forcing people to stay at home, and forcing businesses to close, they are, we believe, in contravention of basic Human Rights offered under English Law, that of the right to enjoy your property peacefully. Load comments. This was in substitute of his former McLaren associate Henson Button. The car driven by Greg Pickett, Klaus Graf and Jan Lammers was a non finisher due to engine failure. In 1999 Dolan also set up Contractor Umbrella Ltd. SJD Accountancy was acquired in 2014 along with accounting practice Nixon Williams by Sovereign Capital for over £100 million. He sees it as a way for those in power to "test how malleable a society is" in order to limit citizens' freedom, or as a way to introduce mandatory vaccinations. JOTA finished runner-up in the LMP2 standings in the 2019/20 WEC season. Simon Dolan (born 20 May 1969[1]) is a businessman and entrepreneur. In Italian the letter 'J' is pronounced 'Jota', here it refers to appendix 'J' in the International Auto Racing rules, this car was built to go racing, as Bob Wallace puts it, it was a flat-out P400 racing machine. Team Jota again competed in the final two rounds of the American Le Mans Series for Zytek, finishing fourth overall and third in the LMP2 class at Petit Le Mans with drivers Danny Watts, Stefan Mucke and Jan Charouz. 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[25], On 14 September 2020, Dolan's judicial review legally challenged the then new UK rule of a limit of six people per group otherwise known as the rule of six. Roman Rusinov, Nathanael Berthon and Rene Rast were announced as the driver line up for the 2016 FIA WEC season. Jota initially competed in an Aston Martin V8 Vantage at the 2010 24 Hours of Spa where the team won their class. The team finished 24th overall at Le Mans 24 Hours and fifth in their class. Often competing under the guise of the major corporate partners or manufacturers it represents, Jota-prepared cars have competed four times at Le Mans and taken podiums across five seasons of the Le Mans Series as well as in several American Le Mans Series events. [43] The victory was followed up with a runners-up finish at the following race at Imola, in May 2016. [9] They were also commissioned by Mazda Motor Corporation to design, build and run a V4 category MX-5 for the Nurburgring 24 hours. [15], In the 2016 European Le Mans Series, JOTA Sport raced a Gibson 015S, whilst in the 2016 FIA WEC, the team competed in an Oreca 05. For the 2015 season, the Zytek car had a change of name and model; the new car was a Nissan Nismo powered Gibson 015S[10] LMP2 class, which again competed in the European Le Mans Series. The court warned against treating judicial reviews as evolving or “rolling” proceedings, and parties filing “excessively long” pleadings. [18], In June 2016, JOTA Sport announced that Alex Brundle, son of former Formula One driver Martin Brundle, had replaced Berthon as part of the WEC driver line-up, alongside Rusinov and Rast. According to Dolan, people who receive “a cheque for nothing” are the ones supporting the lockdown. Dolan, a conspiracy theorist and businessman based in Monaco, is attempting to force the government to prematurely end the lockdown, a move that would disproportionately impact low-paid and BAME workers. 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